149-155 Lonsdale Street
This Dainty Sichuan restaurant is different to the table service type in South Yarra, it’s a hotpot dining experience. Each person gets their own individual induction cooker and pot of soup (with a broth of your choosing), then the whole table chooses a range of dishes to share for everyone to cook in their own pot.
You can also choose from a massive selection of soup flavours and even make it half/half if you can’t decide.
Also a ton of dipping sauce ingredients to choose from to make your own flavour from sesame to XO sauce to chili oil as well as condiments like sesame seeds and garlic. Options are really endless.
With over 200 seats, this massive eatery is still very busy, especially during meal times, so be prepared if there’s a wait. Food is generous in size, reasonably sized and very fresh. Would recommend trying out!